Taking care of our lungs is extremely important, as proven by the recent pandemic. It’s always good to have a go-to specialist that you can rely on during your time of need.
If you don’t have one yet, then read on. We looked all over the island to give you the top lung surgeons and specialists in Singapore based on experience, qualifications, and other important factors.
How much do lung surgeons charge in Singapore?
The cost of procedures will vary depending on your chosen specialist and condition. Check out the table below for the Ministry of Health’s benchmarks on common lung diagnostic services:
|Procedure||MOH Fee Benchmarks|
|Bronchoscopy with/without biopsy (day surgery; subsidised)||$660 – $1,000|
|Bronchoscopy with/without biopsy (private; surgeon fee)||$1,050 – $1,600|
|Bronchoscopy with/without biopsy (private; anaesthetist fee)||$590 – $990|
|Bronchoalveolar lavage/bronchoscopy with biopsy (private; surgeon fee)||$1,050 – $2,000|
|Bronchoalveolar lavage/bronchoscopy with biopsy (private; anaesthetist fee)||$770 – $1,250|
Note that actual costs will vary from one clinic or specialist to another.
The Best Lung Surgeons in Singapore
Here’s a quick run-through of our selection criteria:
Alright, here are our top picks of the best lung specialists and surgeons in Singapore!
1. Dr. Aneez D.B Ahmed, International Centre for Thoracic Surgery
|SERVICES||Diagnoses, screens, and manages various conditions like lung cancer, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, oesophageal cancer, pulmonary nodules, tracheal tumours, chest wall and rib abnormalities|
|ADDRESS||38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-38 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(65) 6589 8111 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm |
Sat: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
It’s no question why Dr. Aneez D.B Ahmed made it to our list. As the current director and senior consultant of the International Centre for Thoracic Surgery, we just know that patients are in safe hands with him.
What sets Dr. Ahmed apart from other pulmonologists is that he specialises in thoracic surgery. This means that he can perform safe operations on organs in the chest, including the heart, lungs, and oesophagus.
In fact, he leads a training programme for thoracic surgeons in ASEAN and South Asia—that’s how good he is. And that’s on top of his other qualifications like being a pioneer in chest wall resection and reconstruction, among many other things.
In his clinic, he offers two screening packages which identify your risk of lung cancer. Dr. Ahmed will oversee the entire process so he can recommend the appropriate measures based on your results.
We would’ve liked to see individual procedures available instead of comprehensive packages, since the latter can be quite expensive. But that’s a minor thing to worry about when you’re seeing a specialist.
It’s also great to see that his clinic recognises several Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) including AIA, Aviva, AXA, Great Eastern, Prudential, and Raffles. Apart from that, his clinic also accepts multiple corporate insurance plans, which will definitely make billing easier for you.
2. Dr. Jane Yap, Jane Yap Chest & Medical Clinic
|SERVICES||Bronchoscopy, sleep studies, lung function testing, vaccination, management of patients in general ward, CT guided percutaneous lung biopsy, pleural lung biopsy, chest tap and chest tube drainage, long term oxygen therapy, smoking cessation therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation programme|
|ADDRESS||820 Thomson Road, #05-57 Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D Mount Alvernia Hospital, Singapore 574623|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6356 9928 or +65 8798 3689 (emergency) | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm |
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dr. Jane Yap is another fantastic choice when it comes to lung specialists in Singapore. She has been in the field for over 18 years now, proving that she knows exactly what she’s doing.
We found her qualifications and experience in the medical field particularly impressive. She has led various medical committees throughout the years, and continues to be involved in international conferences.
What’s also great is that she conducts research on an ongoing basis, authoring more than 35 papers in local and international journals. This tells us that she’s up to date with the latest developments in the field!
We also like the fact that she offers a wide scope of services in her clinic, ranging from bronchoscopy to smoking cessation therapy.
She practises in two major hospitals too, which is a huge plus for accessibility. Even though she follows standard clinic hours, you may also contact her during emergency situations—another huge bonus.
It’s just a bummer to see the lack of their clinic’s recognised insurance plans. We think that having this readily available on the website would be easier for patients to manage their budget.
3. Dr. CT Yeo, Dr. CT Yeo Respiratory & Medical Clinic
|SERVICES||Bronchoscopy, chest tap and chest tube drainage, lung function testing, patient management, percutaneous CT-guided lung biopsy, health screening, long term oxygen therapy, pleural biopsy, pulmonary rehabilitation program, vaccination|
|ADDRESS||6 Napier Road, #09-18 Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6473 0918|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm |
Sat: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dr. CT Yeo is another lung specialist with an impressive medical background under his belt. He specialises in airway diseases, particularly bronchial asthma.
In fact, his work has been published in numerous articles, research studies, and reports in peer-reviewed journals, earning him international recognition. This is a huge giveaway that he’s truly respected in the field, which is why we didn’t hesitate to include him here.
Beyond that, he provides a range of health screening packages, as well as lung function tests for routine checks at his clinic, making him a one-stop shop for patients.
Unlike our other entries though, he only operates at one location, specifically at Gleneagles Hospital. This can be a minor downside to patients in terms of accessibility.
On the plus side, one good thing about him is that he’s essentially available around the clock, despite his official clinic hours. This means that you can also put him on your emergency contacts after clinic hours, which is a relief for patients who suffer from long-term asthma.
4. Dr. Petrina Wong, SOG – Petrina Wong Clinic for Children Respiratory and Sleep
|SERVICES||Paediatric respiratory services, paediatric sleep services, general paediatrics|
|ADDRESS||SOG – Petrina Wong Clinic for Children Respiratory and Sleep, Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road, #08-14 Singapore 258499|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6256 1556 or +65 6333 5550 (emergency) | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm |
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dr. Petrina Wong made it to our list mainly primarily because she’s one of the few paediatric respiratory specialists in Singapore. In other words, her expertise lies in diagnosing and managing children’s respiratory problems.
We really like the fact that Dr. Wong received international accreditations in paediatric respiratory medicine. But beyond her qualifications, we heard that she’s very meticulous and caring towards her young patients—a very important trait that paediatricians should have.
What’s also worth noting is that she’s part of the SOG network. This means that she works closely with neonatologists, ENT surgeons, sleep technologists, speech therapists, and physiotherapists for your child.
On top of that, she also speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and Malay, which gets her another huge point in our book! You may contact her in the event of after-hour emergencies too.
Currently, she operates in two locations: Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Alvernia. The only drawback we’re seeing is that her clinic at Mount Alvernia is only open for a short period of time and by appointments only, much to the dismay of walk-ins.
In that case, we recommend heading over to her clinic at Gleneagles Hospital instead. Just take note that it’s closed on Tuesdays.
5. Dr. Kenneth Chan, Respiratory Medical Associates
|SERVICES||Diagnosis and management of various respiratory conditions, management of patients, smoking cessation, allergy management, etc.|
|ADDRESS||Suite 07-14, Gleneagles Medical Centre 6 Napier Road, Singapore 258499|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6473 9984 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm |
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dr. Kenneth Chan belongs to a team of highly-qualified lung specialists, which is one of the main reasons why we had to give him a spot here.
His special interests lie in intensive care medicine and smoking cessation. In fact, he served as the Scientific Chair for the World Congress on Tobacco and Health a few years ago.
So if you have family and friends who wish to stop smoking, then we think that Dr. Chan is definitely the specialist to call.
It’s also a great thing that he works alongside respected specialists in the field. This means that you also have other options to choose from, just in case Dr. Chan isn’t available.
There’s no shortage of diagnostic services in his clinic. From lung cancer screening packages to medical thoracoscopy, you can have yourself tested all in one place.
We also think that the availability of video consultations is a huge advantage for patients who can’t travel to the clinic. In terms of clinic accessibility, you also won’t have a problem with that too, considering that they have three clinics available across major hospitals in Singapore.
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